The Connors Project, Pat and Laura, and Art Winkler will be our next three featured artists in the June 2018 North Florida Folk Network Artist Showcase. The showcase features three NFFN acts on the second Wednesday of the month.
The concert will be on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, and starts at 7:30 pm at the Mudville Music Room, located at 3105 Beach Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32207. Admission is $5 per person. Reservations are encouraged, so please call (904) 352-7008 to reserve your seat today.
The Connors Project is an engaging group of musicians, singers and songwriters out of Pittsburgh, PA, who are now based in Jacksonville, Florida. The group is comprised of a husband and wife team, Ken Connors and Cee Cee Severin, who are often joined by their son, Tom Connors, and other family members or fellow musicians. Their music is delightful and widely diverse, and leans toward folk, country and bluegrass, with influences from acoustic rock and punk rock, Irish folk, blues, and ballads. Many of the songs are originals with strong vocals and harmonies, and sweetly blended on guitar, upright bass, dobro, and ukulele.
Pat and Laura are Patrick Plumlee and Laura D’Alisera, who are a husband and wife duo and longtime Jacksonville, FL residents. They have been part of the Florida folk scene for many years, and are active members of the NFFN and Mandarin Museum and Historical Society. Pat and Laura‘s music encompass an eclectic mix of Americana, bluegrass, folk and a myriad of favorites. They have harmonized for more than 30 years, and are working on new selections to share the joy of acoustic music. Laura’s beautiful harmonies color the wide range of music they perform, and together they provide a driving and joyful tribute to the music that spans the decades of the American acoustic songbook.
Art Winkler is an up and coming songwriter in his own right. His music was influenced by country and gospel music he heard on the radio in the 50’s and 60’s while growing up a farm, and later in the big city of Tampa, FL. His older brother always had an AM radio on that played all the jukebox favorites, which ultimately helped refine his style to span country, gospel, Americana and traditional folk songs.
This concert is sponsored by the Mudville Music Room, Ray Lewis Productions and the North Florida Folk Network (NFFN).